Ventilation Systems

February 20, 2014 / By yorkshiredampcourse

From the 1st October 2010 domestic ventilation became “notifiable work” as part of the Building Regulations Approved Document Part F.

With stringent regulations to meet, it is crucial that domestic ventilation systems are installed, inspected, and commissioned to the current standards to maintain compliance and system efficiency.

Domestic ventilation “experts” must be trained and registered to test and commission ventilation systems on new build homes. They are expected to be able to provide right-first-time installations so that commissioning is easy and occupants can be confident that their ventilation systems will perform efficiently.

It is also possible for ventilation systems in existing dwellings to be tested for conformity to the current regulations, using the same standards, or to retro fit ventilation systems to existing domestic dwellings.

Yorkshire Dampcourse has just had this training and certification through Nuaire, one of the main suppliers of domestic and other ventilation systems into the UK market. This was carried out at Nuaire’s BPEC (British Plumbers Employer’s Council) approved training facility in South Wales, over a two-day course.

The course covers the various types of domestic ventilation systems that are encountered, and is delivered as part theory, part practical sessions, culminating in an open book multiple-choice assessment that must be passed with a 100% mark.

The training course is based on BPEC’s “Domestic Ventilation Systems 2010” course book, setting out up-to-date standards, legislation, recommendations and best practice. Three modules were covered  to explore ventilation in context within the new regulations: –

  • Air flow requirements and calculations
  • Health and safety
  • Design, installation, inspection, testing, commissioning, and the provision of system documentation / information.

On completion of the course and qualification through the assessment, the qualification is registered with BPEC, and is recognised and accepted by NAPIT and most other scheme providers

Please contact YDC if we can help you with your domestic ventilation systems.